Bryan Singer has confirmed that Kevin Bacon will be playing Sebastian Shaw and that the Hellfire Club will be the villains in the X-Men: First Class movie. This explains why Emma Frost is in the movie. Other things were cleared up as well.
*Warning – some minor SPOILERS below*
- James McAvoy will NOT be bald. (How this makes sense when it’s not a reboot and he was bald at the end of Origins, but OK).
- We will see Professor Xavier’s accident that leaves him paralyzed.
- The film will take place in the 1960’s…. wait, what??? Oh, apparently the X-Men are 50 years old in X1,2, and 3.
- Cyclops, Jean, and Storm will NOT be in the movie. Sigh. So you’re doing a First Class movie with only 1 of the original 5? Makes total sense.
This will be officially horrible. Officially.